How to password protect a zip on macOS

Posting mainly for my own reference…

  • Drag the folder you want to zip onto your desktop
  • Open terminal and navigate to your desktop
  • Type in zip -er file_or_folder_you_want_to_compress (hit the tab key to help you auto-fill the name of the file or folder you want to compress)
  • Then enter a password, twice

Done 😀